In 2009 I spent 2.5 months traveling through India and Nepal and it was one of the most challenging and important adventures of my life. While I had travelled a fair amount prior to this trip, the experience of traveling in a third-world country truly shook me to my core. I learned many amazing things on the trip, both about myself and humanity in general. Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, with at least 25% of the population living below the poverty rate. I stayed at a hostel for girls who had been ‘sold’ to act as indentured servants in the households of the richer class. These girls, having escaped that fate, now lived in simple plaster structures with no running water, no modern toilets or showers, very limited electricity, and fire pits for cooking. And yet, these girls were very happy, generous, open, and filled with laughter and light. What struck me most about the Nepali people was their ability to be so happy and giving with so few material possessions. It put my own modest living into a sharply different perspective – as Americans we have so much that many take for granted, and more importantly we focus too much on what we have/want rather than what we truly need. A few months after returning from my trip I gave birth to my son Teddy and becoming a mother was my second life-changing experience. Family, love, support, and laughter. That is what humans truly need. As a documentary photographer I strive to give couples and families a photography experience that helps them to value all the amazing love they have in their lives. A big hug and kiss from a son or daughter, a whispered “I love you” before bed, the feel of a hand in yours. These are the things that matter.
So, in an effort to honor both the resilient Nepali people and the countless wonderful families here at home I’m offering a last-minute day of spring mini-sessions. Many big changes are happening for Photography by KLC, and if you follow my blog and social media you’ve seen me talk about my “In Between Sessions” – as of this year I will be focusing almost totally on that type of documentary story-telling. As such I will only be offering more traditional family portraiture during my mini-sessions on a very limited basis. My spring minis will be only offering until the late fall so this is a great opportunity to celebrate making it through the worst winter our lifetime while also doing a small bit of good for people in need.
Check out some images from the earthquake devastation, here: http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/25/world/gallery/nepal-earthquake/index.html
and then view a few photos from my trip to Nepal as well as images from my day of mini-sessions last year. Full session info will be at the end of the post!
Spring mini session information!
Sunday May 17th
Only FOUR slots available!
Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain
20 minute portrait sessions – families, couples, & pets welcome!
2 digital files and $50 print/product credit included.
At least 20% of the proceeds donated to American Red Cross Nepal Earthquake Fund.
to choose your time, pay the session fee, and sign your contract. So easy!
I can’t wait to see/meet some wonderful families and enjoy the beautiful spring weather! Please contact me at email@example.com or 617.669.4884 with any and all questions you may have!